Policy 6110 - Superintendent

Duties and Authority
The Superintendent is the District’s executive officer and is responsible for the administration and management of the District schools, in accordance with Board policies/directives and state and federal law. The Superintendent is hereby granted authority to act on behalf of the Board and the District in all administrative matters with the exception of those matters specifically reserved for the Board in law or rule for which there lawfully cannot be any delegation by the Board.  The Superintendent is authorized to develop administrative procedures to implement Board policy and to delegate duties and responsibilities. Delegation of power or duty, however, shall not relieve the Superintendent of responsibility for the action which was delegated.

Qualifications and Appointment
The Superintendent must be of good character and of unquestionable morals and integrity. The Superintendent shall have the experience and the skills necessary to work effectively with the Board, Kimberly district employees, students, and the community. The Superintendent shall have a valid Idaho superintendent’s endorsement.

When the office of the Superintendent becomes vacant, the Board will conduct a search to find the most capable person for the position. Qualified staff members who apply for the position will be considered for the vacancy.

The Board will conduct a written formal evaluation, at least annually, of the performance of the Superintendent, using standards and objectives developed by the Superintendent and Board, which are consistent with the District’s mission and goal statements. A specific time shall be designated for a formal evaluation session. The evaluation should include a discussion of strengths and weaknesses, as well as performance areas needing improvement.

A portion of the evaluation must include multiple objective measures of student growth in achievement as defined in Section 33-1001,Idaho Code.

Compensation and Benefits
The Board and the Superintendent shall enter into a contract approved by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. This contract shall govern the employment relationship between the Board and the Superintendent.  This contract shall annually be reviewed by the Board and the Superintendent.

Cross Reference:
Policy 1521 Superintendent Board Relationship

Legal Reference:
I.C. § 33-513 Professional personnel

Policy History:
First Reading: January 27, 2004
Adopted on: April 27, 2004
Revision: December 15, 2011
Revision: July 19, 2012
Revision: February 20, 2018